The EU is an active player in the development field. We promote good governance, human and economic development, and tackle global issues, such as fighting poverty, hunger and preserving natural resources.
Our development efforts are comprehensive, coherent, and effective. All our actions reflect the 5 ‘Ps’ of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: People, Planet, Prosperity, Peace, and Partnership. We coordinate our work with EU member countries, build international partnerships, involve all relevant stakeholders in our development efforts, and partner with developing countries to achieve their ambitions. Our development cooperation focuses on results, transparency, and mutual accountability.
A product of the UN 2030 Agenda, the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) aim at making sustainable development a reality for everyone around the globe over the coming years. The EU has actively contributed to the development of these goals and, together with our member countries, we are committed to achieve them, through integrated and coherent efforts that take their interlinkages into account.
European Development Policy
European development policy is our responsibility. We ensure its relevance, coherence, and effectiveness, all while making sure it stays in line with our international commitments.
- Democracy and human rights
- Education and skills
- Gender equality
- Urban and regional development
- Nutrition and food security
- Peaceful and inclusive societies
- Sustainable economic growth
- Water and sanitation